Hellas Verona vs. Chievo Verona / Serie A – On Saturday, we have only one match in the 28th of Italian Serie A on the program, which is the city derby between two teams from Verona, which has an extra significance this time because both teams are struggling for survival. However, the host of this encounter, Verona, is in a much worse situation because they are currently on the penultimate place on the table, while Chievo is 15th with six points more. We should also add that their championship duel ended with a victory over Chievo with 3-2, while Verona was better in the Cup. Begins: 10.03.2018. – 20:45 CET
In addition, we must add that Verona in the last clash, when they were in the role of the hosts, also celebrated with 3-1, so they are now expecting a good result against their rivals. Especially because the atmosphere in the team is much better after they have celebrated at home with a 2-1 win over Torino in their last championship duel at home, because they have thus ended this unpleasant series of three consecutive defeats.
However, last week they had a great opportunity to improve their chances for survival with a possible victory over the last Benevento, but that match was postponed, so Verona occupies the penultimate place on the table, but with only two points less than the 18th Crotone, four from SPAL and Sassuolo and six in relation to their next opponent Chievo. We should also add that only midfielder Valoti and striker Cerci will miss this match due to injuries, while midfielder Romulo has no right to play due to cards.
Probable lineups Hellas Verona: Nicolas – Ferrari, Caracciolo, Vukovic, Fares – Verde, Calvano, Fossati, Matos – Petkovic, Kean
Unlike their city rivals, who have been in the relegation zone for a long time, the team of Chievo was even in the upper part of the table at the end of November last year, but there was a desperate series of eight defeats and two draws that automatically brought them in the situation of having to fear for survival. However, three rounds ago, they came to a win when they played 2-1 over Cagliari, but they were defeated again with 1-0 by Fiorentina in the next match.
Meanwhile, their home duel against Sassuolo was postponed, which have two points behind and are immediately below them on the table, while Crotone currently has only four points, and from that side, Chievo cannot be calm before the final part of the season. This is because they will have several very difficult matches, starting with this city derby with Verona, for which they only cannot count on the injured center-back Gamberini.
Probable lineups Chievo Verona: Sorrentino – Cacciatore, Tomovic, Bani, Gobbi – Castro, Radovanovic, Hetemaj – Birsa – Inglese, Giaccherini
Hellas Verona vs. Chievo Verona PICK
It is also a little surprising that the bookies have underestimated the team of0 Verona in this duel, since they are only six points away from the 15th Chievo and that is why we consider that the official host of this match can at least play a draw.
Pick: Asian Handicap +0.5 Verona
Odds: 1.73 at betvictor (down to 1.67 can be played)